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“Coined by the Ancient Greek physician Galen of Pergamon, entering English in 1646: from Latin ambilaevus (ambi- (“both”) + laevus (“left”)), translating Ancient Greek ἀμφαξιστεξοὶ (amfaxistexoì).”
- ^ Page 35 of Left-handedness: Laterality Characteristics and Their Educational Implications (University of London Press, 1957) by Margaret MacDonald Clark: “In describing these cases, Galen (quoted by Orton) coined the word ‘ambilevous’, to imply having two left hands, to exclude the idea of skill connoted by the term ‘ambidextrous’.”
- ^ “ambidextrous” listed in the Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper
- ^ Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
- …and some errors. The English word was not coined by Galen of Pergamon. They didn't even have an English language in those days. --EncycloPetey 15:35, 5 September 2008 (UTC)